US Air Force Rapid Sustainment Oice

The US Air Force has established a new organization, the Rapid Sustainment Oice (RSO), Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced in Washington on July 25. Set up as a two-year experiment that may be extended, the RSO is to identify and use technologies that can make operations more efective and less expensive. She identiied the RSO’s priorities as including: “agile manufacturing and reform of legacy sustainment processes to drive down costs and meet warighter needs rapidly, ” along with innovations in predictive maintenance, robotics, automation, anti-corrosion and advanced composite repair. David Isby